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Weekly Bulletin

(15th October 2017)

StColumba Church

MASS INTENTIONS: Thanksgiving of Diamond Jubilarian Sisters of St. John of God, requested by Sr. Teresa Ann Garry SSJG, Mass offered; Masses for the faithful departed offered; Sr. Myriam of Carmelite Monastery, Nedlands, recently deceased, Mass offered; Parishioners intentions, Vigil Mass;  Joseph Kinsella anniversary, requested by Peter and Pauline Kinsella, 7.30 am Mass today.

The Pieta has arrived at Perth Monumental Works. The classic white marble was taken from Carrara in Italy and shipped to China where it was sculptured. The original by Michelangelo is in St. Peter’s Basilica. Our image will inspire contemplation of Our Lady of Sorrows and Mother of the Redeemer. All are welcome to donate, even in memory of deceased loved ones and envelopes are on each porch table. St. Teresa of Calcutta was fond of inviting people to contribute to her works of charity, saying “Let us do something beautiful for God”.

CENTRE FOR FAITH ENRICHMENT: Exploring questions of life, faith and meaning. Term courses are in late October and November . Leaflets in the pamphlet rack. Visit www.cfe.org.au or email cfe@perthcatholic.org.au or phone 9241 5221. The Centre is located at 33 Williamstown Rd. Doubleview.

IRISH SCENE: The Parish receives three copies which are available for borrowing. Please remember they boomerang!

PARISH CENTENARY:  Mass at 9.30 am Sunday on October 29 with Archbishop Costelloe as Principal Celebrant and concelebrated  by Fr. Casey, Monsignor Brian and Fr. Manoel. After the final blessing, the Archbishop will receive a copy of the Parish History from authors Laurie O’Meara and Peter Lee and then launch the book. Copies will be available for purchase $20. During the final hymn the Archbishop, concelebrants, servers and some parishioners will process to the Columbarium for the blessing. ALL WELCOME.

CENTENARY SOCIAL: A social function will take place in front of the Church. We are seeking donations of food, some parishioners have already indicated as noted on lists on the porch tables. You are invited to join them, indicating items, your name and phone. Any queries to Diana McKenzie 0433 328 785. Thank you to those who offered last week.

COLUMBAN CALENDARS: Beautifully illustrated calendars with Christian artwork sell at a discounted $8 per copy. They support the works of the Columban Missionaries among the poor. A guide to the artwork may be viewed or downloaded. Visit www.columban.org.au/2018artguide

BIBLICAL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS: Applications are invited for scholarships from the B.J. Hickey Biblical Foundation. The scholarships are for biblical studies of any length at any level, locally or overseas. You don’t need to be an academic – just someone with a desire to know the Scriptures better. Applications close on Friday, 24 November 2017. For more information, visit www.cfe.org.au and click on “The Biblical Foundation”.

PRESBYTERY PAINTING: The external walls have been painted in preparation for the Centenary. The roses in the north-facing garden are blooming splendidly, especially the ivory-coloured, lemon-scented St. John Paul II rose and the pink Mary MacKillop rose which are five years old. Two long-standing roses of about 50 years were transplanted to make way for the storm-water soak well. One seems unaffected by the transplant, the other is receiving TLC!          Monsignor Brian O’Loughlin  P.P.

Go to the crossroads in the town and invite everyone to the wedding…”   Our missionaries are out there in their ‘wedding garments’ at ‘the crossroads’ of our world, amongst the poor & marginalized, inviting everyone to ‘the wedding’. Your generous response to Catholic Mission’s World Mission Sunday Appeal next weekend will sustain & strengthen their work as they give witness to God’s love in the midst of terrible persecution & human suffering at ‘the crossroads’ of our broken world.  Catholic Mission is the official overseas missionary agency of our Holy Father, Pope Francis.

PRAYING OUR EXPERIENCES is about recognizing and inviting God in our everyday.  This is a directed contemplative gathering, followed by personal reflection time. Theme is "A glad heart makes a cheerful countenance."  Proverbs 15:13. On Friday 27 October at 10.30 am – 12 noon.  Mary MacKillop Centre, 16 York Street, South Perth. RSVP Essential by Tuesday 24th Oct.  Contact:  Phone (08) 9334 0999 Email: prayingourexperiences@gmail.com

TIDY CHURCH ROSTER: Two members are retiring so we are seeking two replacements. Please phone Dina Robertson 0403 951 355.